Earth's Abominations: Philosophical Studies of Evil

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Believing that ethics without a theory of evil is like psychology without a theory of psychopathology, US, British, and Canadian scholars of philosophy present a number of non-theological perspectives on evil. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Believing that ethics without a theory of evil is like psychology without a theory of psychopathology, US, British, and Canadian scholars of philosophy present a number of non-theological perspectives on evil. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Introduction: Evil as a Philosophical Concern 1
2 The Disvalue of Pain and Pain-Infliction 17
3 Intentionality and Wickedness 33
4 Toward a Theory of Evil Acts: A Critique of Laurence Thomas's Theory of Evil Acts 51
5 Consistency of Character and the Character of Evil 63
6 Evolution, Altruism, and Intergroup Aggression 79
7 Plato's Devil 89
8 "Clothed in Scarlet, Clothed with the Sun": Thoughts on the Women of Apocalypse 12 and 17 105
9 Moral Luck and the Sources of Evil 121
10 Responsibility, Punishment, and Wickedness 135
11 Theodicy and Lament: Grappling with the Problem of Evil, Using Psalm 88 145
About the Contributors 161
Index 163
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